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Hanjip

3829 Main St. (Culver Blvd.) Send to Phone
Two restaurant pros take Korean barbecue and make it hip.

Cuisine
Open
Open Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-12 a.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Sun. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Hanjip, Culver City, CA

Hanjip Restaurant Review

: Chef Chris Oh (Seoul Sausage Co.) and restaurateur Stéphane Bombet (Faith & Flower) teamed up to open a Korean barbecue and the result is a vibrant restaurant, from the décor (the first thing you see) to the food. Black and white drawings on the walls and on the ventilation hoods give a hip, modern look to Hanjip. Of course, every table has its own barbecue grill, and above are fume extraction galvanized pipes that create quite a ceiling. This is a pure paradise for meat lovers. The all-you-can-eat menus offer seven items at lunch and 12 or 18 different choices of meat or seafood at dinner. These cuts range from beef tongue and marinated short rib to spicy pork belly and garlic chicken. Let us not forget a few items from the sea: baby octopus, garlic shrimp and soy calamari. Everything comes with flavorful condiments. If you have a dilemma choosing from the à la carte side dishes, just order all of them (and take any leftovers home). They are all good, especially the uni steamed egg and the bone marrow corn cheese. The drink menu lists soju cocktails, a brief selection of wines, and a few craft beers alongside the expected large bottles of Hite and Cass. Chef Oh might not wear a "regular" chef's uniform --- you most likely will see him in his signature flip flops and shorts --- but he sure knows what to serve you. It’s no wonder the restaurant has attracted Golden Globe and Oscar winners. This is a great place for sharing good times with friends, and that’s exactly what "hanjip" means in Korean: getting together under one roof for good times.
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